Having a second language – together with the confidence that comes with spending a year abroad and the flexible skills you acquire on this programme – strengthens your position in the jobs market. Our graduates enter a range of careers, in the UK and overseas, including teaching, broadcasting, screenwriting, translating, interpreting, journalism, finance, PR, marketing, law, politics, the charity sector and publishing.
We have even produced authors, actors, massage therapists and football executives. One of our recent graduates won a fully funded prestigious scholarship to the University of Wyoming. Some of our alumni occupy senior positions in the American Embassy and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; another is the President of the Foundation for International Education.
Many graduates go on to pursue postgraduate study in America or in the UK. We are currently developing an MA in Cultural Studies for which our graduates would be well suited and we also offer PhD and MPhil options in American studies, as well as MA courses in Translation Studies and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and an MRes in Modern Languages. Find out more about our research degrees here.